Protecting the Pacific Northwest
Sector Columbia River Housing Office is here to assist you with your housing needs. Current services include: Assignment and Termination of government-owned and leased housing, assistance in finding local rentals, lease reviews, Tenant/Landlord assistance, home buying counseling, housing complaint review and investigation when necessary and information on the local community.
Considering roughly 1,000 military personnel are assigned to Sector Columbia River’s Military Housing Area (MHA), and with only 154 Family Housing Units available, there simply isn’t enough Housing to go around. Due to the availability of government housing in the Astoria area, Members E7 and above assigned to Sector Columbia River or any subordinate or tenant unit in the greater Astoria/Warrenton Area are automatically given a Blanket Waiver for Release from Family Housing.
CG Family Housing is voluntary for all enlisted members reporting to Sector Columbia River. Any member E6 and below desiring to reside on the economy must complete and submit a REQUEST FOR HOUSING ASSIGNMENT DETERMINATION (MLCPHSG-003 [Rev. 03/07]) before you can rent or purchase a house in the local economy.
If you desire Housing you MUST complete and submit an Application for Assignment to Military Housing (CG-5267) and provide:
Once your application has been processed, your name will be given a control date corresponding to your arrival date and be placed on the waiting list. The average wait time for housing is 1 month; however, the waiting list is constantly changing (e.g. others on list seek release from housing, unforeseen early transfers or separations, etc...). Once you have applied, the housing office will attempt to contact you 30 days prior to your arrival, obtain the exact date of your arrival and make every attempt to assign you a unit prior to your arrival. When this is not possible we will offer you a release.
All forms, required information, and general questions may be submitted to the Sector Columbia River Housing Office via mail, fax, or email.
200 West Klaskanine Blvd, Astoria OR 97103
Office Ph# 503-325-0204 Fax: 503-325-1977
BAH rates in the local area (zip code 97103) range from $ 933.00 (for an E-3 w dependents) to $ 1269.00 (for an E-6 w/ dependents). Visit the PSC BAH Rates table for all specific rates. The local civilian housing market offers many options near this range. Sector Columbia River is located at the Astoria Regional airport on the southern bank of the Columbia River. The popular housing areas include Astoria, Warrenton, Hammond, Gearhart and Seaside.
The Commanding Officer/Local Housing Authority (LHA) for Sector Columbia River has directed the Local Housing Officer (LHO) for Sector Columbia River’s housing, in accordance with all applicable policies and directives, to oversee the local housing program as well as manage the Astoria housing site. Sector Columbia River’s housing area is comprised of the following commands:
Sector Columbia River housing area
Sector Columbia River’s Commanding Officer has assigned CO's/OINC’s of MSU Portland, Small Boat Stations, and ANT Kennewick control of the daily operation and maintenance of their respective Housing Areas. There are 4 Family Housing Sites within the Sector LHA, each slightly different:
Station Phone Numbers and Zip Codes:
Other Housing Web links
Housing non-emergent work order request email: